This isn’t a political blog, yet at times like these, it’s difficult not to say something.
I believe the Western world, and the United States in particular, is the best because you have so many different groups of people and the people, at least those in the mainstream, realize everyone can be different, work towards common goals and still disagree on many aspects of life but continue to live near one another.
Orlando, Florida is representative of that.
You’ve got a bustling night club scene where all kinds of partying happens.
Minutes away you’ve got a “world” dedicated to providing wholesome entertainment involving a cartoon mouse.
The cartoon mouse lovers don’t protest the night clubs en masse. The night club partiers don’t try to put a rave hat on Mickey Mouse (as funny as that would be.)
You probably even have a lot of people who go back and forth between both worlds. Cartoon mouse lovers feel the need to party sometimes. Party people sometimes feel the need to pretend that a cartoon mouse loves them.
Both worlds exist within the same city. They have for years and neither world has felt the need to stop the other in order to continue to exist.
This is all just the rantings of a nerd I suppose.
What I’m getting at is the West works when we all get up, go about our daily lives, work together on our common interests, then at the end of the day, stay out of one another’s personal lives.
It’s not perfect and it doesn’t always work out, but it’s a better system than other parts of the world where you must do exactly as the powers the be say or else.
I don’t know the answer to any of this madness.
But I just hope people don’t take their freedom here for granted.
Every time you type on your blog, keep in mind there are places in the world where blogging is either outright banned or so hazardous as to make it not worth doing.
And that’s even if you just write about zombies and yetis and magic bookshelves.
Be kind to each other, 3.5 readers.
As Bill and Ted once said, “Be excellent to each other.”
Millennials, Bill and Ted were these California dudes who…nope. Never mind. Google it.
What say you, 3.5 readers?